Rock fishing is
exciting and challenging, but Rock Fishing is one of the most
types of angling.
As such, we must make
the first part of this section SAFETY. Never
go Rock Fishing before understanding the safety requirements
for this type of fishing.
Always go rock
fishing with a companion or fish a spot where there are other
anglers. If you get into trouble you want someone there who can
help or get help! If you are a beginner, go with someone who is
experienced. 80% of accident victims are beginners to the sport of
Watch the waves,
never turn your back to the sea. Rogue waves are notorious for
washing the distracted angler off the rocks.
clothes that are easy to remove if you are washed into the sea.
Clothes that you can swim in if you suddenly find yourself in the
protective footwear, shoes with GRIP! Strap-on or screw-on steel
"cleats" or "rock plates" are available from tackle stores and are
attached to the soles of your shoes. These save you from slipping
on wet or weedy areas, and protect your feet from sharp stones and
shellfish that are attached to the rocks.
"Slip, Slop, Slap" Slip on a shirt, slop on some sunscreen
and slap on a hat. Exposure to the sun when fishing from rocks is
extremely high. We all know the dangers of too much sun!
Last but not least -
Respect the sea. Don't take unnecessary risks - no fish is worth
Rock fishing is a
very popular form of fishing in Australia. With the extensive
Australian coastline offering numerous locations to angle for fish
from Snapper to Black Marlin!